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What's the best deal for an air gun? Don't know much about them but willing to learn. Model and brand?

asked Nov 26 '12 at 16:35

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Kevin Kelly

This is really too broad to answer. What do you want to do with it? Learn basic marksmanship? Pest control? Hunt small game? Do you want to be able to shoot rapidly (need gas powered) or are you OK with hand-pumping? Pistol or rifle?

I would suggest wandering the airgun aisle at a sporting goods superstore and getting a sense of what is out there. Dick's and Academy Sports typically have a huge selection where I live.

In very general terms, there are two clases of airguns. Low end ones made by companies like Daisy and Crosman which are designed for kids and adults who want to spend less than $100. The higher end ones by companies like RWS, Gamo, etc are more expensive but typically more accurate, reliable, and powerful.


answered Nov 28 '12 at 08:31

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Very well put, growing up it was always the debate of the Daisy 880 vs the Crosman 760. The classic Red Ryder is a great weapon to introduce children to marksmanship and firearm safety. My 880 has served me well for many years for marksmanship practice and light vermin control. However, reading reviews on Amazon it appears that the quality has dropped considerably on both of these guns. So I am curious what others owning the more recent models of these guns have to say.

2 years, 1 month ago
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Sertokrius, you ask some good questions, but I am too ignorant to even answer them at the moment. I've never owned a gun, so part of it is to become familiar with guns. But to add more specificity, let's say I want it for varmmit control.


answered Nov 29 '12 at 08:35

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